ERIC Number: EJ787867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Pressing Problems of Professional Education in Russia
Neshchadin, A.; Neshchadina, O.; Tsareva, I.
Russian Education and Society, v49 n12 p6-25 Dec 2007
In the near future, the factor that may become the greatest hindrance to both industrial growth and to economic growth as a whole is the shortage of labor resources, a shortage that even now is keenly felt in the sphere of production. For this reason, the structure and quality of the labor capital that is being turned out by the system of professional education will determine the ability of enterprises to compete, as well as the ability of the country as a whole to compete and develop its economy. Professional education should be designed to meet the needs of the economy in terms of its cadre potential, and also to meet the needs of the population. In the recent past, the development and functioning of the system of professional education, as well as the "products being turned out" by that system, have been criticized by employers. This article discusses pressing problems of professional education that are already having an impact on the development of the economy and business in Russia. Since there is no realistically usable program for the reform of professional education in Russia, the authors suggest to focus on three blocks in the process of reforming the system of professional education: (1) a strategic block; (2) a practical block; and (3) a stabilization block.
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Labor, Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Human Capital, Labor Supply
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Russia